Today, we announced Catan VR for Oculus Rift and Gear VR and the results have been spectacular. From buzz on social media to widespread press coverage, we couldn't be happier with the response from the community.
Catan GmbH, Catan Studio, Asmodee Digital and virtual reality game developer Experiment 7 announced a partnership to bring the acclaimed Catan® board game to VR. Catan VR™ is an immersive take on Klaus Teuber’s landmark title that revolutionized modern board gaming. This amazingly engaging game is set to release on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR for Holiday 2017.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2017 -- Virtual reality developer Experiment 7 and Dungeons & Dragons, from Wizards of the Coast, announced their partnership today to bring games to VR. Dungeon Chess™, a D&D-themed animated chess game, is the first title developed by Experiment 7 in this partnership and will release on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR later this year.
Geoffrey Zatkin, EEDAR co-founder, and Demetri Detsaridis, former GM of Zynga New York, announced the launch of their virtual reality development studio, Experiment 7, with offices in San Diego and New York. Experiment 7's mission is to give VR players "better than life" tabletop gaming experiences, making game night possible for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Experiment 7's VR platform includes everything from traditional multiplayer strategy games like chess to upcoming original titles designed by legendary creators, which the company will be announcing soon.
Welcome to the first Experiment 7 blog post—the one where we finally start talking about what we’re doing.
But before that, hello! I’m Geoffrey “GZ” Zatkin, co-founder and creative director of Experiment 7. I’ve been working in the game industry for over two decades, and was an indie developer before that. I was fortunate enough to have been a member of the original EverQuest design team, and worked in senior/lead design positions on a decade of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). In 2006 I co-founded the game research company EEDAR, and more recently co-founded Experiment 7 with the help of some of my favorite game industry people.